Timberland Libraries Hosts Reyna Grande Author Tour

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0submitted by Timberland Regional LibrariesThis October, Timberland Regional Library encourages everyone in the five-county library district to read the works of Reyna Grande, internationally-known author of three critically acclaimed books. “The Distance Between Us”, Grande’s memoir about her life before and after immigrating from Mexico to the United States, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and hailed by the L.A. Times as ‘the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience.’ Grande’s first novel, “Across a Hundred Mountains”, received a 2007 American Book Award, and the 2006 El Premio Aztlán Literary Award. Her second novel, “Dancing with Butterflies”, was the recipient of a 2010 International Latino Book Award. All three books have been read widely in schools across the country and have been very popular with book clubs. Timberland Regional Library will be hosting author talks with Reyna Grande at five locations. Three of the five events will be only presented in Spanish.Dancing with Butterflies is focuses on four very different women whose lives interconnect through a common passion for their Mexican heritage and a dance company. Photo courtesy: Timberland Regional Libraries.Born in Mexico, Reyna was two years old when her father left for the U.S. to find work. Her mother followed her father north two years later, leaving Reyna and her siblings behind in Mexico. In 1985, when Reyna was nine, she entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant to live with her father. Through President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Grande family all became U.S. citizens. She went on to become the first person in her family to graduate from college. She recognizes how relevant her story is to the undocumented young people who were brought over by their parents and are struggling to become members of society. Reyna teaches creative writing for UCLA Extension and speaks at libraries, high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation.Meet Reyna GrandeMeet author Reyna Grande at the following Timberland Regional Libraries:In SpanishNo más distancia.  Este programa se presentará en español. La escritora Reyna Grande hablará del tema de la inmigración a través de su historia personal, compartiendo con el público el poder de la lectura y la escritura para sanar las heridas que resultan del trauma de la inmigración. Reyna hablará sobre los efectos que tuvo la separación familiar en su relación con sus padres, su traumática asimilación, y las barreras físicas y metafóricas que tuvo que enfrentrar para poder triunfar.Wednesday, October 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Aberdeen Timberland LibraryFriday, October 27 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Note Location: Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Conference Center at 5300 Pacific Ave.SE.Saturday, October 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Centralia Timberland LibraryIn EnglishCrossing Borders: Reyna Grande on Immigration and the American Dream.  This program will be presented in English.Using her first-hand experience, Reyna discusses the complexities of immigration and the way it affects not only immigrants themselves but also the families they leave behind. Books will be available for purchase and signing.Thursday, October 26 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Note Location: Washington Center for the Performing Arts; 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia.Saturday, October 28 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Chehalis Timberland Library Copies of Reyna Grande’s books are available to borrow from your local Timberland library. Formats include print in both English and Spanish, eBook, and audiobook. “The Distance Between Us” also includes a young reader’s edition in print and eBook.last_img read more

Gluck backstops Rebels to 1-0 shutout of Leafs, Bruins surprise defending KIJHL champs at home

first_imgThe two 2012 Murdoch Division Finalists once again assumed similar spots atop the standings following opening week in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels completed the weekend each with three points.However, both teams took different routes to the top of the standings.Castlegar rode the 28-save performance of Jordan Gluck to shutout the visiting Nelson Leafs 1-0 Saturday in the Sunflower City.Meanwhile, the Hawks, after pounding the Grand Forks Border Bruins 5-0 Friday in the Boundary City, saw the Bears rise up Saturday to steal a 3-2 overtime win in Fruitvale.Chris Osellame scored a power play marker three minutes into the first overtime period to give the Bruins the win on opening week.Last season Grand Forks took weeks to taste victory.Gluck shines in front of home crowd Jordan Gluck looked to be in midseason form as the Scarsdale, NY, native foiled the Leafs everytime the Green and White made a threat to the net.Gluck’s heroics allowed Quinn Klimchuk to score the game’s only goal midway through the third period.Nelson out shot the Rebels 28-23 in the game.Cody Boeckman took the loss in goal for Nelson.Better start already for BruinsAfter finishing last season with one win in 51 games and only four points the Grand Forks are already on pace to destroy those numbers.Trailing 2-1 late in the game, Kublai Barlas tied the game before Osellame sent the home Beaver Valley crowd home disappointed with the overtime winner.Robert Dunsmir kept the visitors in the game stopping 44 of 46 shots as the Hawks peppered the Grand Forks netminder for most of the game.Friday Beaver Valley looked every bit like the defending KIJHL champs as the Hawks shutout the Bruins in Grand Forks.last_img read more

Netball Jamaica closer to naming coach

first_imgThe interview process to select the new head coach of the Jamaica Sunshine Girls team is scheduled to be completed this week.President of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Paula Daley-Morris told The Gleaner in an interview that three individuals, two locals and one from overseas, have applied for the job.Daley-Morris said that her association has interviewed one person so far, and the others will be done this week.”We have to interview people when they are available and so the coach will be named once the process is finished,” said Daley-Morris.The Sunshine Girls have been without a head coach since November, after the resignation Minneth Reynolds, following the team’s 2-1 away series win over rivals England.CLEAR FAVOURITEThe Gleaner has been reliably informed by sources close to the situation that Connie Francis is the clear favourite to land the job.The vastly experienced Francis, who led Jamaica at the FAST5 Netball World Series in New Zealand last October, would be returning for her second stint as the Sunshine Girls head coach.Francis, who represented Waulgrovians during her playing career, led the Sunshine Girls to a bronze medal at the World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2007.The tough-talking tactician also guided the Jamaicans to the bronze medal at the inaugural FastNet Championships in 2008.Francis represented Jamaica at five World Championships. After coaching Jamaica to the bronze in 2007, Francis was relieved of her duties ahead of the 2011 World Champion-ships. She then had a stint with the St Lucia national team.Efforts were made to gauge Francis’ interest in the post but she could not be reached for a comment.last_img read more

Kobe Paras joins UP Maroons

first_imgHe then transferred to Creighton where he was able to play for one season, 2016-2017, after which he then again moved to Cal State Northridge to join head coach Reggie Theus.Paras spent his first year with the Matadors as a red shirt in obedience to NCAA transfer rules but he would eventually leave after Theus got fired from the team.He will be joined prize recruits Gilas teammate Ricci Rivero and former University of Perpetual Help standout Bright Akhuetie in Season 82.“With the addition of Bright and Ricci, the team has gotten better,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol whose Fighting Maroons finished at fifth seed for Season 80 with a 6-8 record.“That being said, talent is talent, and we are fortunate to have a talent like Kobe on board,” added Perasol. “Winning, as experience has shown us, takes more than talent. We have to get everyone on the same page and to play the right way, and that is what we’ll be working on in the months to come.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments Being a Maroon runs in the family with older brother Andrei and legendary father Benjie, a two-time PBA MVP, also donning the UP uniform.“I am looking forward to the challenge of helping the Fighting Maroons a better basketball team, and the challenge of helping myself become a better student,” said Paras. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Paras seems to have found a home in UP after stints with University of California at Los Angeles, Creighton, and Cal State Northridge. He can suit up in UAAP Season 82.In a statement from nowheretogobutUP, Paras praised the country’s premier state university not just for its athletic program but its status as a top educational institution in the country.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“The University of the Philippines is the most respected educational institution in the country,” said Paras, 20. “The attraction of UP is not just its basketball program, which just gets better every year, but the world-class education it is known for.”Paras, who is part the national team program, first committed to UCLA after he graduated from Cathedral but wasn’t able to suit up for the Bruins after issued regarding his grades. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kobe Paras is now a Fighting Maroon. Photo from UP MBT (@upmbt) Twitter account(Editor’s note: We are correcting this story to clarify that Paras can suit up for UP as early as Season 82).After bouncing around three schools in the United States, much ballyhooed forward Kobe Paras is set to join University of the Philippines in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Public invited to meeting on Letterkenny’s Irish language plan

first_imgThe public is being invited to learn about the new opportunities that lie in Letterkenny’s Irish Language Plan at a public meeting on Wednesday 18th September at 7:00pm in Dillon’s Hotel.Letterkenny is set to gain new investment to develop and deliver an Irish Language Plan as a Gaeltacht Services Town over the next seven years. Líonra Leitir Ceanainn, the body appointed to draft the language plan, is hosting the public event to share information on the plan which will bring new opportunities to the area for learning and using the Irish language. Ursula Ní Shabhaois, Cinnteacht and Bairbre Uí Chathail, Lionra Leitir Ceanainn, at the Business and the Letterkenny Language Plan meeting hosted by Líonra Leitir Ceanainn on Wednesday 5th JuneThere will also be an opportunity for attendees to share their opinions about the language plan and to discuss what they would like to see included.It is hoped that as many members of the community as possible will attend the event. There’s a space for everyone in the language plan, regardless of the level of fluency in Irish that you currently have.There will be new opportunities for young people, for local businesses, for parents raising their children through Irish and for the entire community as a whole. The more input that the community has in the language plan, the better the language plan will be for the area.If you’d like more information on the Irish language plan or about the public meeting, you can email us on [email protected] or [email protected] If you would prefer to call, you can contact 0044 2830 898 242. Cruinniú Poiblí Beidh cruinniú poiblí ar siúl in Óstán Dillon i Leitir Ceanainn Dé Chéadaoin an 18ú Meán Fómhair ag 7:00pm maidir le plean teanga Leitir Ceanainn.Ag an chruinniú, roinnfidh Líonra Leitir Ceanainn eolas ar an phlean teanga, a chruthóidh deiseanna nua sa cheantar leis an Ghaeilge a fhoghlaim agus a úsáid. Beidh deis ann fosta dóibh siúd atá i láthair a gcuid tuairimí a roinnt linn maidir leis an phlean teanga agus cad a ba mhaith leo a fheiceáil istigh ann.Ba mhaith linn cloisteáil ón oiread sin daoine agus is féidir. Tá spás ann do gach duine sa phlean teanga seo, is cuma cén cumas sa teanga atá acu. Beidh deiseanna nua ann do dhaoine óga, don lucht gnó, do thuismitheoirí atá ag tógáil clainne le Gaeilge agus don phobal trí chéile. An mó ionchur atá ag an phobal is fearr don phlean teanga sa cheantar.Más maith leat tuilleadh eolais a fháil ar an phlean teanga nó ar an chruinniú poiblí seo, is féidir ríomhphost a chur chuig [email protected] nó chuig [email protected] Más fearr leat scairt a chur, déan teagmháil linn ar 0044 2830 898 242.Public invited to meeting on Letterkenny’s Irish language plan was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gaeltacht Services TownLetterkenny Irish Language PlanLíonra Leitir Ceanainnlast_img read more

InniBos: Lowveld Arts Festival

first_img25 June 2004A bright new star shines in South Africa’s arts festival circuit. The Lowveld National Arts Festival, InniBos (literally: In the Bush), takes place in Nelspruit from 30 June to 3 July, with over 60 productions set to take place amid the Lowveld’s magnificent scenery and amazing winter climate.InniBos is based on the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival and Aardklop Festival, but with its own unique packaging.In essence, InniBos is an Afrikaans arts festival – though with a strong Portuguese component, due to the fact that the Lowveld is situated ideally to serve the Mozambican and Gauteng Portuguese-speaking market.Other South African cultures will be involved in some of the productions, like jazz and classical music productions that pay no heed to cultural borders.A symphony concert, Afrikaans rock and satirical acts also feature among over 60 productions in 12 different venues. There will also be an extended arts and flea market, and multiple open stages to supply endless entertainment to festival goers.For more information on the festival programme, venues, bookings, accommodation and bushveld adventures on the side, visit the InniBos website – available in Afrikaans, Portuguese and English.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Senate confirms Branstad U.S. Ambassador to China

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Senate confirmed of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to be the U.S. Ambassador to China, a move which many in agriculture appreciated.“As the six-term governor of a state with more than $10 billion in annual agricultural exports, Terry Branstad is an ideal person to help facilitate the U.S. beef industry’s return to the Chinese market for the first time in 13-plus years,” said Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “Ambassador Branstad has said that he intends to serve American-produced beef at the U.S. embassy in Beijing, and America’s cattle producers look forward to working with him to make that a reality as soon as possible.”The announcement comes at a particularly important time for the U.S. cattle industry and trade with China. There is just one more round of technical consultations for the U.S. agreement with China on access to Chinese beef markets with a July 16 deadline before U.S. beef is allowed in the country after being locked out for 13 years.last_img read more

Junior Market Chicken Show results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Photos by Mindi BrookhartLeAnn Regula, Logan Co., had the Grand Champion Meat ChickensZac Ortman, Perry Co., had the Res. Champion Meat ChickensAdam Vogel, Auglaize Co., was third overallNoah Vogel, Auglaize Co., was fourth overallKady Davis, Carroll Co., was fifth overallClass 11. Zac Ortman, Perry Co.2. Deloris Corcoran, Ross Co. Class 21. Adam Vogel, Auglaize Co.2. Hayden Johnson, Jefferson Co. Class 31. Noah Vogel, Auglaize Co.2. Remington Price, Hancock Co. Class 41. LeAnn Regula, Logan Co.2. Kady Davis, Carroll Co. Noah Vogel holds his birds for the judge. Judge Mike Stichler passes on advice to the class. Remington Price, Hancock Co., exhibits her project. Anessa Ruggles, Huron Co., holds her chicken for the judge. Exhibitors listen to the judge review his placings for the class. Adam Vogel, Auglaize Co., finished first in his class. The judge looks at the birds of Hayden Johnson, Jefferson Co. who finished second in Class 2. The judge inspects the Grand Champion chickens of LeAnn Regula from Logan Co. Noah Vogel, Auglaize Co., holds his chickens in the champion drive. LeAnn Regula, Logan Co., gets congratulated after her birds were named Grand Champion.last_img read more

Sparks extend Aguilas, Younghusbands’ winless spell

first_imgLATEST STORIES Minniecon struck from close range in the 53rd minute, scoring from the edge of the area after skipping past a couple of challenges, before Morallo sealed the win with a firm header past Marko Trkulja six minutes from time.Kaya moved to within six points off the Sparks after a 4-0 spanking of Stallion Laguna at University of Makati Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fernando, Paz seize underbone, scooter top spots Counsels of 8 convicted coast guard personnel to appeal court decision PLAY LIST 02:30Counsels of 8 convicted coast guard personnel to appeal court decision00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary FC Meralco Manila gave Phil and James Younghusband a rude homecoming last Saturday at Rizal Memorial Coliseum, posting a 2-0 victory over the Davao Aguilas that extended the Sparks’ lead at the top of the Philippines Football League to six points.Goals from Tahj Minniecon and Jake Morallo lifted the Sparks to 44 points for the season, while leaving the Aguilas winless in 17 matches, despite a massive roster buildup during the transfer window that saw them acquire the Younghusband brothers, who faced their former team for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

Westbrook hits 30 in OT clincher as Thunder top Mavs

first_imgLATEST STORIES Westbrook’s go-ahead three-point play in the final minute of overtime put him at 30, and the Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-110 on Wednesday night.Westbrook, who had 11 rebounds and seven assists, drove for the tying layup and made the free throw with 38 seconds left in OT to help the playoff-contending Thunder salvage a four-game split of the season series against a one-time postseason rival now among the NBA’s worst teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe reigning MVP had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first quarter after scoring eight in a win over Orlando. Westbrook cooled off from there and missed all five of his 3-pointers, but scored seven of Oklahoma City’s 11 points in overtime.“Just keep going, man,” said Westbrook, who was 11 of 25 from the field and made eight of nine free throws. “Regardless of missed or made shots, my mentality never changes throughout the game and I always continue to stay in attack mode.” Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Mavericks almost turned it over on the final possession of regulation but Wesley Matthews kept the play alive before missing a wild layup, with Powell grabbing the rebound on the other side of the basket and laying it in.Carmelo Anthony had put the Thunder ahead with 1:23 to go on a layup after three offensive rebounds on the same possession, including two from Steven Adams.Paul George had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Adams had nine points and 12 boards.TIP-INSThunder: F Jerami Grant was called for a flagrant foul for a swipe at the head when Powell made a layup in the first half. … The Thunder outrebounded the Mavericks 56-36, including a 19-8 edge on offensive rebounds.Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, who is sixth on the NBA scoring list, reached 31,000 points with his patented one-legged fadeway in the middle of the second quarter. The 39-year-old German, in his 20th season, all with the Mavericks, finished with 12 points. … Powell led Dallas with eight rebounds. … J.J. Barea scored all 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and matched Westbrook with a game-high seven assists.NOEL RETURNSDallas center Nerlens Noel had four points, three rebounds and four fouls in 16 minutes in his return after missing 42 games following surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was rusty, failing to get off a shot on two alley-oops and missing another attempt. He led Dallas with three first-half turnovers, but had a highlight in the second half with a block on a soaring Westbrook going for a layup.Before the injury was announced in December, Noel had appeared to fall out of favor with coach Rick Carlisle. The first six of those 42 missed games were listed as coaching decisions. He’s playing on a one-year contract after he couldn’t agree on a long-term deal with the Mavericks, who acquired him at the trading deadline last season.SLUMPING FROM 3 Dwight Powell forced overtime at 100-all with a follow shot at the buzzer to match his career high with 21 points. It was the first points for Dallas since Powell’s alley-oop dunk with 4 minutes remaining.Harrison Barnes scored 26 points for the Mavericks, who beat the Thunder in the Western Conference finals in 2011 before getting swept in the first round by them as defending champions a year later.“People look at their record and think they aren’t a very good team,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. “They are a good basketball team. They have not been able to close out some games.”Dallas had a chance to win in overtime on an inbound play with 6 seconds left, but could only get a desperation jumper at the buzzer from rookie Dennis Smith Jr., who scored the first eight Dallas points in the extra period and finished with 17.“The last shot was a tough shot but a makeable shot,” Smith said. “Learn from it, learn from it. You can look at it as a loss or a lesson.”ADVERTISEMENT Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook gestures to his teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — Russell Westbrook didn’t waste much time putting just his second single-digit scoring game of the season behind him.The Oklahoma City star won it with the play that wrapped up his 20th game with at least 30 points.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors pull away in 3rd, quiet Beal to win in Washington Westbrook has gone without a 3 in four of the past six games and is 2 of 24 (8 percent) from long range in that span. The slump has dropped the career 31 percent shooter from 3 to 28 percent for the season.UP NEXTThunder: At Phoenix on Friday.Mavericks: At Chicago on Friday, the only road game in a stretch of seven games. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving AFP official booed out of forum Read Nextcenter_img View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosalast_img read more